Ramsey orders feasibility study for Garnet and 168th

A rough patch of Ramsey roadway could be getting a makeover.

The Ramsey City Council April 23 unanimously ordered a feasibility study for the reconstruction of Garnet Street and 168th Avenue in Now And Then Estates.

The roads, which total nearly a third of a mile, were built in 1988 and are in poor condition, said City Engineer Bruce Westby.

Although the roads have had extensive patching over the years and were seal coated in 2006, several areas of the pavement have failed, he said.

These are likely the worse roads in Ramsey, said Councilmember Mark Kuzma.

“They look like they are one summer away from being a gravel road,” said Councilmember Chris Riley.

The project area covered by the feasibility study will be all of 168th Avenue and Garnet Street from 167th Avenue to 400 feet south of 169th Avenue and Garnet Street.

The study will look at the cost of reconstruction, extending the sidewalks, adding street lighting, installing sewer, water and storm sewer utilities and how to fund the project, according to Westby.

It is likely the study will be done before the end of June, he said.

“We would like to try to get the project completed this year,” Westby said.

Construction could start late summer or early fall, he said.

Tammy Sakry is at [email protected]